Kennedy, John F Assassination 1963-11-22

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These recordings are of programs broadcasted on the Armed Forces radio in Japan on the details surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John F. Kennedy Assassination

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 22, 1963

Location: Japan

Interviewer: Armed Forces Japan Radio

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: News bulletins, Remembering Kennedy, Reaction to killing, Global reaction, Discussion of Lee Harvey Oswald, China, Peking broadcast with no mention of assassination, Kennedy’s final hours, Gala before assassination, Arrival in Dallas, Assassination of Kennedy, Kennedy’s death, Announcement of funeral mass, Eyewitness accounts of assassination, Report of others killed, Placing of body in capital rotunda, Global reaction, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Winston Churchill, Queen Juliana of Holland, U. S. Ambassador to Japan, Commander of U. S. Forces, Japan, Commander of U. S. Naval Forces, Japan, Crises faced by Kennedy, Nuclear war threat, Racial tension, Foreign problems, Cold-war with Russia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, France over NATO, Domestic issues, Steel industry, Railroad strike, Tax cut, Space race, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Biographical information, Reaction to assassination, Political history, Global reaction (again), Venezuela, United Nations, Washington representative from Latin America, Asia, United States political leaders, Memorial service—excerpt from.

Tape 1, Side 2: Governor John B. Connally, Discussion of his injuries, Lee Harvey Oswald, Arrest, Biographical information, Economic reaction, Effect on Wall Street, Repetition of Side 1 until end of Side 2.

Tape 2, Side 1: Global reaction (again), State and national representatives, Moscow, Rome and the Vatican, London, Winston Churchill, United Nations, West Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Religious reaction, Billy Graham, Governor John B. Connally (again), Update on condition, Kennedy’s death (again), Eye-witness accounts, Kennedy’s final hours (again), Excerpt from speech never given by Kennedy, Calls John Nance Garner, Lyndon Baines Johnson (again), Closure of Mexican border, Arrival along with Kennedy’s body at Andrews AFB, Speech given on arrival, Political history, Personal information, Other assassinations, Kennedy’s final hours (again), Crises faced by President Kennedy (again), Reaction to assassination, Cancellation of sporting events, Republicans canceled campaigning activities, Hollywood cancels productions.

Tape 2, Side 2: Lee Harvey Oswald (again), Arrest, Shoot-out with police, Governor Connally (again), Update on condition, White House, Preparation of East Room for viewing body, Reaction to assassination (again), Eisenhower, Goldwater, Hoover, Mexican border, Closure of border, Economic reaction (again), Stock market closed, Memorial service (again), Assassination theory, Lyndon Baines Johnson (again), Departure for Washington.

Range Dates: November 22, 1963

Bulk Dates: November 22, 1963

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